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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jun 9, 2011 6:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Caution like?

That is an identical bassline, yes.
But the Dead stole the music for Caution note-for-note from Them's song Mystic Eyes:

Some of you might also be curious to see how Them handled one of Pigpen's signature tunes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omf6rCwB5ik (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuxtsz3ZrJs (studio, closer to the Dead's version)

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 9, 2011 10:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Caution like?

I stand corrected. Now editing initial misinformed post with additional relevant info:

The inspiration for Caution was explained in an interview by Bob Weir:

"We were driving around listening to the radio .... And the song Mystic Eyes by Them was on, and we were saying, 'Check this out! We can do this!' So we got to the club where we were playing and we warmed up on it. We lifted the riff from Mystic Eyes and extrapolated it into Caution, I think Pigpen just made up the words."

This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2011-06-10 05:32:59

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jun 11, 2011 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Caution like?

that is interesting! And then so the NAME for this newly developed tune is explained by Phil in his book. Stating that they were smoking a doobie in between cars on a train and jerry almost slipped and fell off (Caution, do not step on tracks). Correct?

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